Watch TV Shows on Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

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    Married at First Sight
    Married at First Sight
    Little Women: Atlanta
    Little Women: Atlanta
    The Way Home
    The Way Home
    The Rap Game
    The Rap Game
    Drop Dead Diva
    Drop Dead Diva
    Army Wives
    Army Wives
    Kim of Queens
    Kim of Queens
    Project Runway
    Project Runway
    America's Supernanny
    America's Supernanny
    Little Women: LA
    Little Women: LA
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
    Devious Maids
    Devious Maids
    Killer Kids
    Killer Kids
    Little Women: Dallas
    Little Women: Dallas
    Bring It!
    Bring It!
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Unsolved Mysteries
    So Sharp
    So Sharp
    UnREAL
    UnREAL
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    Fit to Fat to Fit
    Little Women: NY
    Little Women: NY
    Dance Moms: Miami
    Dance Moms: Miami
    The Client List
    The Client List
    Phrogging: Hider in My House
    Phrogging: Hider in My House
    Project Runway All Stars
    Project Runway All Stars
    Raising Asia
    Raising Asia
    Prison Wives Club
    Prison Wives Club
    Step It Up
    Step It Up
    Deadly Wives
    Deadly Wives
    7 Days of Sex
    7 Days of Sex
    Preachers' Daughters
    Preachers' Daughters
    Hopelessly in Love
    Hopelessly in Love
    Born in the Wild
    Born in the Wild
    Child Genius
    Child Genius
    Vivica's Black Magic
    Vivica's Black Magic
    Dance Moms
    Dance Moms
    America's Most Wanted
    America's Most Wanted
    Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
    Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
    True Tori
    True Tori
    Sherri
    Sherri
    Double Divas
    Double Divas
    The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story
    The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story
    Sleeping with a Killer
    Sleeping with a Killer
    One Born Every Minute
    One Born Every Minute
    Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
    Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
    Text Me When You Get Home
    Text Me When You Get Home
    Jump!
    Jump!
    Atlanta Plastic
    Atlanta Plastic
    The Protector
    The Protector
    30 Something Grandma
    30 Something Grandma
    Mom's Cooking
    Mom's Cooking
    Leave It to Geege
    Leave It to Geege
    Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One
    Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One
    Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold
    Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold
    Girl, Positive
    Girl, Positive
    The Red Tent
    The Red Tent
    BAPs
    BAPs
    The Houstons: On Our Own
    The Houstons: On Our Own
    Bama State Style
    Bama State Style
    Little Women LA: Couples Retreat
    Little Women LA: Couples Retreat
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
    Nora Roberts Collection
    Nora Roberts Collection
    Cheerleader Nation
    Cheerleader Nation
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    The Gabby Douglas Story
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    The Brittany Murphy Story
    NWSL Soccer
    NWSL Soccer
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    A Day Late and a Dollar Short
    On the Road with Austin & Santino
    On the Road with Austin & Santino
    Seasons of Love
    Seasons of Love
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
    Witches of East End
    Witches of East End
    Surviving Jeffrey Epstein
    Surviving Jeffrey Epstein
    Maneater
    Maneater
    Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol
    Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol
    Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
    Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
    One Tree Hill Reunion Special
    One Tree Hill Reunion Special
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
    Starving in Suburbia
    Starving in Suburbia
    Prank My Mom
    Prank My Mom
    Sea Change
    Sea Change
    Military Makeover
    Military Makeover
    The Good Mistress
    The Good Mistress
    Ms. T's Music Factory
    Ms. T's Music Factory
    The Lottery
    The Lottery
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Taken Back: Finding Haley
    Flowers in the Attic: The Origin
    Flowers in the Attic: The Origin
    America's Psychic Challenge
    America's Psychic Challenge
    The Fairy Jobmother
    The Fairy Jobmother
    Escape from Polygamy
    Escape from Polygamy
    Women on Patrol
    Women on Patrol
    Big Women: Big Love
    Big Women: Big Love
    Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light
    Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light
    Under the Gunn
    Under the Gunn
    The Choking Game
    The Choking Game
    Five Guys a Week
    Five Guys a Week
    America
    America
    The Grim Sleeper
    The Grim Sleeper
    Preach
    Preach
    Extreme Moms
    Extreme Moms
    Gay, Straight or Taken?
    Gay, Straight or Taken?